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    “They’ve found her.” These three short words are the ending of a long story and the beginning of a new life for Abigail Reed. Abigail is the main character in The September Sisters by Jillian Cantor. Abigail, also known as Abby, is the sister of Becky Reed, who disappears, changing the lives of all those who knew her. Her sister Abigail is affected the most by this change, but comes out as a strong hero who learns to survive loss in this novel. Abigail and Becky Reed were called by their mother

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    Gilgamesh and Odysseus: Perfect Heros

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    also in the way the two of them deal with life's dilemmas. Although Gilgamesh and Odysseus possess great strength and sharp minds, their own flaws blind them similarly, which does not aid in their quest for what they desire. As part of their heroic character, the gods must guide them in order to reach their goals. In every epic from antiquity, the greatest challenge a hero must overcome is not a monster or an evil tyrant but themselves. They wish to have glory, honor, and a place in history forever

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    many characteristics of Romanticism and also includes his "theory of Romance" in the novel. Some romanticism ideas he incorporates are those of heroic characters which would include Hester Prynne "It had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and enclosing her in a sphere by herself."2 A heroic character is "bigger than those found in ordinary life" and also is strong, brave, noble, risky and powerful. Another characteristic he includes is the writing

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    the story in ways that complement Linda's distinct nature.  Although Linda's role as a woman in society is extremely limited, she is a heroic character, both wife and mother to some very sad and twisted characters. Linda is technically the female lead in this play, but the roles of the other women are incredibly important in the development of Linda's character.  "The Woman" (Willy's hotel room harlot), Miss Forsythe and Letta (Biff and Happy's restaurant girls), Jenny (Charley's secretary), the

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    August Wilson's Fences - Building Fences

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    play, but as the semester continued, and I immersed myself in more literature, Fences was always in the back of my mind, and, more specifically, the character of Troy Maxson. What was Wilson trying to say with this piece? The more that this play stuck in my head, the more I was impressed with Wilson as a playwright. What talent, to create such a character, to produce a work that wouldn't leave me alone, but, as time wore on, produced more and more questions. As I reflected more and more on Wilson's

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    Bible can be seen as heroic narrative. A lot of heroic narrative was made during transition period from primitive community society to ancient period. While main characters during the age of myth was different gods, superior ethnic hero stands as protagonist in the heroic narrative. Elijah was an ethnic hero who awakens his people, Israelites, and also worked miracle. Elijah fits into the definition of Biblical hero, and Bible verses also support that he is a heroic character. The hero can be defined

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    Band” was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and published in “The Strand Magazine” in 1892. The story contains the very famous and popular character Sherlock Holmes. In this essay I will discuss the popularity of the Holmes stories for a Victorian audience. To do this I will look at the use of realistic locations, the originality of the Holmes character and the use of a first person narrator (Dr. Watson). “The Speckled Band” is a story that portrays life in the Victorian audience. In this

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    noble acts. A hero needs to be liked by the inhabitants of his or her country because he or she committed a heroic act such saving a child who has fallen into a well. In many books, the character with all of the heroic qualities is often the main character. Although some characters from the Lord of the Rings saga perfectly fit this description like Aragorn and Boromir, most heroic characters in this novel are quite unlikely. Frodo and his friends are unusual creatures called Halfling, more popularly

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    the heroics of the underdog and their fight for equality. Andrew Carnegie’s mother was the strong parent in the family. She protected her two sons from associating with any corrupting values. Andrew said, "Yes, mother would have taken her two boys, one under each arm, and perished with them then they should mingle with low company in their extreme youth. There was not a prouder family in the land. Anything low, mean, deceitful, shifty, course, underhand, or gossipy was foreign to the heroic soul

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    The Overshadow of the Berlin Games by the Holocaust and World War Two The 1936 Olympics have become a mere footnote in history, remembered mostly for the heroics of Jesse Owens. The events that followed in Germany, namely the Holocaust and World War II overshadowed the Berlin games. However, it is very important to note that a world gathering like the Olympics could take place in a country that was in the process of eliminating an entire race of people. These games were used by the Nazis as a

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